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10 Places Kids Can Volunteer in San Diego
I Love a Clean San Diego has a number of programs, from beach adoptions to huge, semiannual beach cleanup days. Animal lovers 14 and up can volunteer to help care for and nurture furry friends. Volunteers 6 and older can help with a variety of tasks such as inspecting, sorting, and packing food for distribution. Teens will learn about sustainable farming and the food system as they help with chores. Young children can’t volunteer in the fields, but they can assist with feeding animals and composting.
Volunteer as a family to help reclaim food pulled from grocery stores, repack bulk foods, sort and label, and help pack produce and staple items for delivery to children in need. Teens can volunteer to work in almost every area of the museum. Kids.The Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter and San Diego Coastkeeper coordinate beach cleanups three times a month. The foundation also needs volunteers for special events, such as surf competitions. San Diego’s largest homeless services provider feeds and cares for nearly 2,000 people, from infants to seniors, every day.
Volunteers can help with homework, special events, serving meals, and sorting mail. Bring a board game, a care package, or a home-baked treat to share with a new friend.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Volunteer at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and join a team committed to making Wisconsin’s kids, and all of the kids we serve, the healthiest in the nation. We offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities in our hospitals and in the communities we serve. In this section The volunteer experience Through care, advocacy, research and education, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is leading the way in pediatric medicine and child-family services. Teenagers, college students, moms and dads, retired adults and working professionals all bring diverse backgrounds and unique experiences. Each of them offers something special, and each has the power to positively impact patient and family experiences along the way.
Children’s Hospital volunteers and employees form a special partnership, working together to provide the best and safest care. It’s not just what we do at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, but how we do it. Here, we serve patients and families with our hearts and our minds. We have a wide range of volunteer offerings with varying levels of time commitment involved…everything from helping in the hospital, to pitching in at events or contacting legislators about issues that impact children.
Dane County Humane Society
The minimum age to volunteer at DCHS is 8 years old and any volunteer under the age of 18 needs parent or guardian permission to volunteer at the shelter or at any of our satellite locations. Due to the popularity of our youth volunteer program, shifts available to volunteers aged 8-15 are frequently filled. Learn more about youth volunteer positions and current openings. A current, valid emergency contact is required for each youth volunteer. Youth ages 16 and 17 must attend the Volunteer Orientation with a parent or guardian, but may attend the remainder of their training on their own.
Volunteers ages 13 to 15 may volunteer as Critter Cuddlers without a parent. Teens ages 16 and 17 have additional opportunities to volunteer solo. There is no direct supervision of youth volunteers so youth volunteering on their own must be able to work independently. Most of our volunteer positions require a weekly 2-hour commitment for a minimum of six months. Youth volunteers ages 8 to 17 have restricted hours at the Main Shelter.
Noon to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday for youth 13-17 who are volunteering solo. 8am to 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday for youth 8 – 17 who are volunteering with a parent or guardian.
Humane Education will be seeking volunteers to help care for our ambassador animals. We are seeking high school volunteers to come in after school or on weekends to feed, clean, water and spend time with our animals. There is a required commitment of March-June and volunteers may only miss 3 shifts with prior communication to volunteer lead. Volunteers are required to come in on scheduled days and if it is on the weekend, shift starts by 10am and required to stay minimum of an hour and a half, depending on how many other volunteers are helping. Weekday volunteers are required to come in no later than 4:45p.
Volunteers are required to attend an orientation day and commit to learning about new animals as they arrive. They will not be working with the cats and dogs in the adoption center upstairs. Volunteers must be comfortable with handling all animals including, rodents, reptiles and avian. If there is an allergy issue, we can make exceptions. Volunteer trainings will happen on Friday, March 15th 4:30pm-6:30 pm or Saturday, March 16th from 11am-1pm.
If you are unable to attend, please check back for summer volunteer training as training is mandatory.
CAST for Kids Foundation
Donating your time is a fantastic way to invest in children with disabilities and disadvantages so they can experience love, acceptance and the joyful sense of accomplishment fishing! Volunteering is not only personally rewarding, but you can make a profound impact on a child and his/her family. Our events are powered by volunteers, at various levels of commitment including: event coordinators, shore volunteers, boat captains, and many more ways you can get involved. Work one on one with kids and parents, and/or wounded warriors and their families, sharing angling techniques! First, find the event(s) that is/are in your local area by searching our event map.
Click on the registration button or contact the Event Coordinator via email or phone. Shore volunteers are needed for many aspects of the event such as registration check-in, set-up/break-down, serving lunch and more. Events are hosted nationwide on any body of water using boats or from shore. Involves event logistical coordination, fundraising, and recruiting local community participants as both participants and volunteers. Use Facebook to set up a birthday fundraiser or set up a fundraiser for an event in your area.